10 Best St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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From dark beer to green food, get your Irish on and make some of these 10 Best St. Patrick’s Day Recipes.

From dark beer to green food, get your Irish on and make some of these 10 Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes.

From dark beer to green food, get your Irish on and make some of these 10 Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes.

When I head to Southern California to visit friends and family, one of my favorite restaurants in Newport Beach is Muldoon’s Irish Pub. I crave that warm Irish Soda bread with melted butter. I dream about it, in fact. I thought I could only get something that delicious when I visited, until I figured out how to make it on my own and I would argue that mine was even better! I’m not a beer drinker, and am especially not a dark beer drinker, but this time of year I love to break out the Guinness and use it in my cooking. Did you know stout + chocolate is amazing? I used it in my Guinness Chocolate Cake as well as in a chocolate sauce recipe and a Guinness ice cream float, if you can believe it.  My husband, however, does love all kinds of beer so last year I served him up this Black Velvet. Cooking with beer makes most recipes better, and if you’re looking for something great to make this St. Patrick’s day, you might want to try my Guinness steak or Irish cheddar beer bread.  Of course, one can never go wrong with a delicious Shepherd’s Pie. If all of those recipes didn’t motivate you to make something fun for St. Patrick’s day, I’ve got more motivation for you below with ten more delicious recipes that are sure to please!

Irish Soda Bread
Self Proclaimed Foodie

Irish Creme Crepes

Irish Creme Crepes
Loaded Leprechaun Minty Mint Bark
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Guinness Beer Battered Onion Rings
Foodness Gracious

Reuben Swirl Rolls
Tried and Tasty

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies
Mommy Hates Cooking

Corned Beef Hash
Valeries Kitchen

Copycat Shamrock Shake
Wine and Glue

Leprechaun Bait
Around My Family Table

Rainbow Bundt Cake
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Irish Coffee

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If you’ve never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

Now, don’t pretend you’ve enjoyed an Irish coffee because you add some Irish Cream coffee creamer to your morning coffee.  Totally different.  This is the kind of coffee that makes you say “oh yeaaaah” after each sip. I include a recipe at the bottom of the post to tell you how I made it, but as with all boozy drinks, the ratio of the ingredients is completely up to how you like it.  For example, when I’m making this for my husband, I may as well call this drink “Irish Whiskey with a splash of coffee” whereas I’m a big whiskey wimp so my drink could be called “sweetened coffee with a teeny splash of whisky to be able to call it Irish Coffee with lots of Irish Cream whipped cream on top” or something like that.

If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

You start off by adding a little brown sugar. I have these super cute brown sugar cubes that I decided to use simply because they make me happy. I wish all sugar only came in the form of lump. In fact, if a restaurant gives  you lumps of sugar with your coffee instead of paper packets of sugar, I will guarantee that they serve good food as well.

If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

Combine that hot strong coffee with your whisky and you’ve got one boozy start to your morning. Sure, you can put plain whipped cream on top, but after you’ve mixed in some Irish Cream, you’ll be wondering if you can ever go back to plain whipped cream again.  And if you put cool whip on your drink, please close your browser and don’t come back. I can’t have cool whip fans looking at my stuff.  I have to draw the line somewhere. So what are you waiting for?  Go make this!!!

If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

Irish Coffee
 
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If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.
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Recipe type: drink
Yields: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces hot coffee
  • 2 ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 teaspoon Bailey's Irish Cream
Instructions
  1. Mix coffee with whiskey and sugar. Mix Irish Cream with whipped cream and add it to the top of your coffee. Stir and enjoy.
  2. All amounts are subject to preference!

 

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Irish Cheddar Stout Bread

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You won’t believe how easy it is to make this wonderfully delicious, perfectly fluffy and moist, slice-able Irish Cheddar Stout Bread.

You won't believe how easy it is to make this wonderfully delicious, perfectly fluffy and moist, slice-able Irish Cheddar Stout Bread.

Oh beer bread, where have you been all of my life? How have I just now gotten to know how wonderful you are? Why do you have to be so easy to make and delicious?  Why must you tease me so, prompting me to make loaf after loaf because I just can’t get enough of you?

You won't believe how easy it is to make this wonderfully delicious, perfectly fluffy and moist, slice-able Irish Cheddar Stout Bread.

Have you ever made beer bread? If yes, why haven’t you told me about this wonderful creation already? Hmmm?  If not, let me tell you about it. Beer bread is basically the combination of beer and self rising flour. It yields a perfectly rising, perfectly spongy, perfectly flavored bread that is perfect for slicing. Because of the beer, you don’t need to mess around with yeast and warm water and kneading. This is quite possibly the easiest way to make bread.

You won't believe how easy it is to make this wonderfully delicious, perfectly fluffy and moist, slice-able Irish Cheddar Stout Bread.

I have lots of different kinds of flour in my house: all-purpose, cake, bread, even coconut (which I have yet to use), but I don’t have self-rising. Never fear. Self rising flour is basically flour with sugar, baking powder and salt (or something like that… I don’t really know for sure). Anyhoo, the original recipe I used as inspiration called for self rising flour so I did a little research on how to make my own. No idea if it was correct, but my bread turned out perfect so I can say with confidence that I was at least on the right track. And since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I went all out Irish style. I used Guinness stout for my beer, Kerrygold Irish Cheddar which has a sharp nutty taste, sort of like a really nicely aged gouda (i.e. heaven), and I even spent a few extra bucks and bought the Kerrygold Irish butter, which, in my opinion, is worth every penny.  Now take my advice and go make this bread!

You won't believe how easy it is to make this wonderfully delicious, perfectly fluffy and moist, slice-able Irish Cheddar Stout Bread.

Irish Cheddar Stout Bread
 
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You won't believe how easy it is to make this wonderfully delicious, perfectly fluffy and moist, slice-able Irish Cheddar Stout Bread.
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Recipe type: bread
Yields: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded Irish cheddar (I used Kerrygold)
  • 12 ounces stout (I used Guinness)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (I used Kerrygold)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment and/or grease with butter.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add shredded cheese and toss together so that each piece of cheese is coated with flour.
  3. Add the stout and stir just until fully mixed. Pour into prepared pan. Allow to rest (preferably in a warm room, but our house is rather cold) for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Cook in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Five minutes before removing from oven, rub the top of the bread with butter until its coated with a wonderful melted layer.
  5. Remove from oven as well as from pan and cool on cooling rack. Serve warm with more butter. To store, wrap tightly in plastic wrap.

 

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Black Velvet

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Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.

Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.

I’m all about easy cocktails. Sure, I’ve had some tasty treats that were more like a complicated chemistry experiment to create, but the busy-me loves the pour-it-into-a-glass-and-enjoy kind of a cocktail.  I will tell you, though, that I’m not a huge beer fan, especially dark beers. I want to like them, but they are just too bitter for my liking. I love to cook with beer, but maybe someday when I grow up I’ll like drinking them. I do, however, love champagne. Before this drink, though, I had never opened a champagne bottle on my own. Perhaps my phobia has to do with the fact that I grew up in a little mountain community with an elevation of 6500 feet, but I am completely afraid of opening champagne bottles as well as those tubes of peel-and-pop biscuits. They scare the dickens out of me. I was so proud of myself when I overcame my fear and actually got this bottle open without hurting myself or having an anxiety attack.

Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.

I was also pleasantly surprised that I thought this drink was good. The champagne totally mellowed the bitterness of the beer. The entire drink was smooth and quite good. I served this one to my husband during dinner to accompany some bangers and mash and some Irish cheddar stout bread.  I suppose I’m getting in the mood a wee bit early for St. Patrick’s Day. Get it? A wee bit? You just have to picture me saying that like an Irishman. Man, I’m funny.

Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.

Black Velvet
 
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Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 5 ounces champagne
  • 5 ounces stout (I used Guinness)
Instructions
  1. Combine champagne and Guinness in a glass. Use a chilled glass if you can. Give it a stir and enjoy!

 

 

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